Out and about promoting safeguarding across Denbighshire

A series of activities are being arranged across Denbighshire as part of a national drive to raise awareness of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

13-17 November is designated National Safeguarding Week, with organisations across the country arranging activities to raise the profile of this important national issue.

Denbighshire County Council is fully supporting the initiative and has a wide range of information, advice and training sessions across the county, including presentations on modern slavery, information stands at Talking Points, raising awareness of dementia and training on self-neglect.

The Council will also be working with its own staff to make them aware of the signs of any safeguarding issue and that they are aware of their duty to report concerns and how to do so.

Councillor  Bobby Feeley, Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “Safeguarding is not only about protecting vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect and ensuring their wellbeing. It is also about making sure people are supported to live full and happy lives.

“We work closely with our partners to raise awareness of safeguarding issues and national weeks like this provide a great opportunity to also drive home the message to the wider public that we all have a role to play in safeguarding. 

“Family, friends and neighbours of vulnerable people may realise that something is amiss with an individual or a family. If alarm bells start ringing, then those concerns should be reported at the earliest opportunity. By working together, we really can make a difference”.

 

To find out more about safeguarding and for full details of events across North Wales, please visit: www.northwalessafeguardingboard.wales

Posted on Tuesday 7th November 2017